BLOG

CONNECTIONS
Affinity. Closeness. Longing for connection. These shared experiences are what elevate our lives beyond mere existence. Good or bad, they are the muse for poetry, the rhythm of music, and the ‘heart’ in our heart. This body of work is about exploring just that: our humanity seen through how we connect with something outside ourselves. That moment when we bare our souls and open our hearts.

A19I3979 1.jpg

Hunter Valley, 2018

There's something mesmerising about sitting around a campfire and staring at a fire that helps us get lost in our own thoughts. Time slows down and we can open up and share our most inner thoughts.  Here's to spending time with the family, slowing down, looking at the stars, roasting some marshmallows and just talking. 

5DS_8107.jpg

Shanghai, 2018

This is typical scene these days isn't it?  We're all a little guilty of it. This couple are seemingly ‘connecting' with something or someone other than each other. Maybe they're both working and it was the only way they could spend any time together? Who knows, but I do wish people would spend less time on their phones and more time experiencing life.

 

5DS_0311.jpg

Shanghai, 2018

The perfect winter's evening between two friends. That wonderful silence that fills the air when it snows. The racket of suburbia softened to a muted rumble as the snow blankets the ground, almost like being in a snow globe.

201801_5DS_0114 (3).jpg

Manly Beach, Sydney, 2018

Spending time around the coast soothes my soul but spending it with someone else makes it all worthwhile. Life is better shared.

Screen Shot 2018-03-14 at 2.00.47 PM copy.jpg

4th of July, North Carolina, 2017

Nothing beats a 4th of July parade and the amazing atmosphere of the street parties that follow, small towns pull out all the punches and rival the big cities. This parade at Ocean Isle Beach was pretty spectacular and I'm happy to share that my pic just won a nomination in the Americana category of the 11th Annual International Color Awards 😆

 

5DS_7937.jpg

Wayne & Phillip, Sydney, 2018

Every Wednesday these two get together for some pummelling. They aren't trying to solve the problems of the world, its just about being creative, painting, laughing and connecting.

Wayne, aside from a talented artist/author is a ‘facilitator.' His studio, the Chilli Rooms is a place for creative, liked mind people to come together and share their talents and inspire. 

 

 

 

 

 

5DS_0218 1.jpg

Nishi & Uncle Ricky, Washington DC, 2017

Uncle Ricky first met Nishi at the Waffle House, he comes in everyday because she brightens up his day. I sat and watched them laughing, noticing their easy friendship and connection. I couldn't help but join in their conversation and they told me they've become really good friends and she even takes him shopping.  Some people have that sunny disposition and ability to make connections with almost everyone they encounter.  I think that's a really special trait to have.

5DS_0194 copy.jpg

A19I9842 1 copy.jpg

Fernanda and Aaron, Colima, 2017.

Nothing says "I love you!" like hiring a mariachi band to serenade your fiance outside her door at 11pm. 

5DS_0507.jpg

Katie & Tim, NY, 2017

On the night that we celebrate the birth of someone who changed the world with a simple message of love, I wish for peace on earth and for everyone to live with a bit more love in their hearts. 

5DS_9067.jpg

Katie & Tim, Sydney, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Musician Tim, in his element sharing his passion for music with his wife.

 

 

 

2015_06_0Y4A9927 copy.jpg

Brooklyn, 2015

Do you remember how easy it was to make friends when you were young? These two met playing basketball and became fast friends. 

5DS_0428.jpeg

Jessie, Molly & Brandon, Massachusetts 2017

Making music and lasting memories.

5DS_7568.jpg

Peter & Krystal, Maine, 2017

Peter, a local farmer and Krystal, an out of towner in Rockport, Maine, treasure the real, the authentic, the unpretentious.
 

5DS_7362 2.jpg

Maine, 2017

Scott starts work at 3am at the lobster docks in Maine. I'm pretty sure it's his rapport with his workmates that he enjoys most of all.

5DS_7364.jpg

IMG_7561.jpg

Yonatan and Adi, NY, 2017

The kids feed the birds in Union Square Park, Manhattan. I love how the bird mirrors the children's body language. 

IMG_7449.jpg
IMG_7497.jpg

5DS_9369.jpg

Hailey, Sarah-Jane & Brooke, NY 2017

Celebrating each others achievements.

5DS_4143 copy.jpg

New York, 2017

That moment when the rest of the room falls away

5DS_3543 1.jpg

NY, 2017

Some local boys hanging out in my neighbourhood. 

5DS_3547 1.jpg

NY, 2017

In the Hasidic neighbourhood where I live, family and community are treasured. Most of it is behind closed doors.  These ladies are out for a walk on the Sabbath and admire each others babies as they pass on the sidewalk.